It was the end of an era as David Dimbleby brought down the curtain on his time as Question Time host.
After 25 years hosting the popular panel show, Dimbleby steps aside at the age of 80.
Dimbleby took over from Peter Sissons in 1994 and has been in the role ever since. BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce will succeed him as chair of the show.
She has a tough act to follow but enters the job at an exciting time with Brexit at the forefront of everyone's minds.
Dimbleby gave a farewell speech at the end of his final show, thanking the audiences for exercising "a really important democratic right" to hold politicians to account with questioning.
His final words on the show were met with raptures of applause and a standing ovation from the crowd.
Behind the scene view of Question Time - Question Time studio and guests
After his final show, tributes poured in from fans and spectators on social media.
Thousands of messages were sent to the retiring presenter with some calling him a "national treasure".
Below are some of the best tweets as Dimbleby said farewell to Question Time and brought an end to an impressive career.
David Dimbley - a national treasure!— Marilyn Macaluso (@Mimmle) December 13, 2018
end of an era .... good luck Fiona Bruce it's big shoes to fill but I'm sure you'll do well— Jason Dalziel (@jasondluk) December 13, 2018
Sad times. Thank you, thank you and thank you David Dimbleby. You have been incredible.— Showpony (@Tokyocraftlover) December 13, 2018
Legend! Won’t be the same.— ( G A R R Y™ ) (@Gazray) December 13, 2018
I cannot imagine #BBCQT without you. You are the best interviewer I have ever seen - I will greatly miss your wittiness, class, and knowledge that you brought to the show every week. It is really quite upsetting to know you won’t be on our screens every Thursday!— Ayden Férdeline (@ferdeline) December 14, 2018
Politicians united in applause for once..David Dimbleby we salute you Sir..a class act leaving big shoes to fill— paul fisher (@paulfisher6) December 13, 2018
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